Dr. William O. (Bill) Berry
William O. (Bill) Berry is Director of the Board on Global Science and Technology at the National Academies' National Research Council.
The board's charge is to oversee activities to assess the implications for U.S. policy makers of global advances in science and technology.
Previously Dr. Berry was a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, where he taught and conducted research at the interface of science, technology and national security policy.
At the Department of Defense, he served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Laboratories and Basic Sciences and Director for Basic Research where he was responsible for providing scientific leadership, management oversight, policy guidance, and coordination of the basic research programs of the military and defense research agencies.
In addition, he
was responsible for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and workforce issues, policy for grants, policy for defense laboratories, and international science and technology programs.
Dr. Berry served as the U.S. Principal Member on the NATO Research and Technology Board and as the U.S.
Washington Deputy for The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
He served as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science Technology and Engineering and Director of the Washington Office of the Air Force Research Laboratory following a long career at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research where he directed the Air Force's basic research programs in chemistry, life, and environmental sciences.
Dr. Berry's research
publications are in the fields of environmental toxicology, neuroscience, international collaboration, science and technology policy, and national security policy.
Dr. Berry earned a B.S. in Biology from Lock Haven University, a M.A.T. in Zoology from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Vermont.